News from the Tower
Last Week's Racing
Friday 15th November - Friday Twilight Pursuit Race #6
This would have to be the worst start to a Summer Season ever but it must get better sometime soon.
Next week for sure. The long term forecast is even looking like we could be in for a nice evening!!
Sunday 17th November - Club Championship Series Race 2
Great to see 14 boats out on the water for a fantastic day of sailing with some very close results. They were so close we even had a tie for third place! Congratulations to:
|3rd||Back in Black||Michel Van der Zwaard|
|3rd||X to Sea||Graeme Ainslie|
|1st||Mr Bojangles||Pauline Cleaver|
Thank you to our Sunday volunteers
Our Start Boat team of Bill and Deirdre, the crew from L'etoile for assisting both in the tower and on the water and also to Des who dropped by the club after hours to ensure that the results were processed and published on Sunday evening.
All the summer season results can be viewed at Keelboat Results 2019-20.
Next Weeks Races
Wednesday 20th November 2019
|MIdweek Madness - Race 3||Tower / Pursuit Start|
It is looking like a ripper day to get out for a bit of Midweek Madness.
Course details will be sent via email and / or SMS on Wednesday morning so keep an eye out for the message
MM #3 Start Sheet Here
Friday 22nd November 2019
|Friday Twilight Pursuit - Race 7||Tower / Pursuit Start|
|First Warning Signal:||17:55|
|Tower RO:||Andrew Stocks|
Start sheet is available at HERE
Please note the change in start time to 18:00H
Sunday 24th November 2019
|Sunday Summer Series - Race 3||Tower / Pursuit Start with Spinnaker Option|
|First Warning Signal:||13:25H|
|Tower RO:||Andrew Clark|
For this series the intention is to use our standard Sunday Courses.
If you choose to run a Spinnaker please notify the tower when signing of for the race and you will need to add four minutes to your nominated start time.
Start Sheet can be viewed by CLICKING HERE
KB Captains Report
Hi everyone, do you feel your boat is looking a bit tired or wrinkles in your sails. I heard there is a new product out to fix just that, it's called boat-tox!!!!
Ok, it's a bad one, I think I need a holiday.
Actually Catherine and I are going cruising up north on our boat Santiago in Maggie Island for a couple of weeks. So I'll have time to think of something better, unless anyone else knows a good dad joke they would like to share.
Hopefully the weather is warmer and more consistent winds when we get back. Lots of things happening around the club at the moment and the rest of the season. When we get back I will start working out some dates to do the MOB drills and see if we can get a cruise or destination race happening.
On the Wind Starts Explained!
After last Sunday’s race, the questions on the radio and a couple of yachts not keeping the Windward mark to Port, as instructed by flags, has prompted me to explain the Windward (On Water) Start - Fixed Mark course racing we’ve adopted at the club.
As we’ve gleaned from all the skippers at the Skippers and Crews meetings, you wanted more "On the Wind" starts.
As we can’t man a KB course as well as the OTB racing with the volunteer man power we have, it was decided to make a hybrid race using both race formats.
The first and last marks in any of our fixed mark course racing are there purely to line up the fleet for the start safely and on the finish to have the yachts at 90 degrees to the tower so the sail numbers can be read as you go over the line, mind you the cameras paid for by Sail Peninsula make the job easier if it gets congested.
So, with this series starts if you see a “W “and a number on the rail of the deck at the club it means it’s a Windward / On the Water Boat start and the number is the course as per our "Course Sheet"”. If a "T" is posted it will be a Tower start using the Green Pole and Tower as the start line.
If a "W" is displayed proceed out to the course area which is normally just south of the mussel farm, do your start, keep the windward inflatable to port or starboard depending on the flag colour flown from the start boat and THEN PROCEED TO THE 2ND FIXED MARK AS PER THE COURSE SHEET, as we did last Sunday the next mark was the Pier mark. This means we ignore either the Yellow pole or the Red pole close to the club.
I know this seams complicated but it works and keeps our on water volunteers to a minimum.
The clause in the Sailing Instructions which covers this is item 11.2. Moves are already afoot to add an additional clause into Appendix 2 of the SI's for next season to draw your attention to this item to hopefully avoid confusion in the future and for new sailors to the fleet
If you have any questions or would like further assistance dont hestiate to contact me
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Whats on @ SBSC
What a fantastic day at SBSC and the weather was even kind to us for our Come and Try Sailing Day for Women and Girls. Big thanks to Sue Turnbull, the SBSC Women's Sailing Group, Skippers, Members & Snooks Catering that all helped to make the day such a success.
More photos are available at the Safety Beach Sailing Club Facebook Page CLICK HERE
Cruise into the New Year at RMYS
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